Scholarships

If a scholarship states that the application is available in guidance, please see Mrs. Temple to get a copy.  Please do NOT go through the application file without supervision.  Mrs. Temple  forwards emails to the senior class continually throughout the year with many opportunities for scholarships.  APPLY!!!!!!!!! 

NEW LINK TO LOTS OF SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!!     STUDENTSCHOLARSHIPS.ORG

SENIORS - BE SURE TO CHECK ON NAVIANCE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TOO!!!!

 

NEPA PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The mission of the NEPA Pride Scholarship Program is to "Celebrate, Educate, and Demonstrate" the importance of community and commitment to arts.  We are pleased to offer 3 $1000 college scholarships to qualified high school seniors.  It is our objective to provide financial opportunities to the selected seniors entering post high school educational opportunities majoring in any aspects of the arts [i.e. performing arts, vocal, instrument, painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.]  Go to Naviance to get the application and more information.  If you cannot print from Naviance, see Mrs.Temple in Guidance.

 

PA JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL SENATE SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.

The Scholarship program for 2019-2020 is closed.  The 2020-2021 Scholarship program will be open in late August

For questions regarding the Scholarship Program, please contact Sheri Menendez via email at scholarship@usjcisenate.org

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 5, 2020

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

 

$2500 COLLEGE RAPTOR SCHOLARSHIP

Go to www.collegeraptor.com/2500scholarship for more information details and to apply.  Deadline is December 31, 2020.

 

PenSPRA 2020Scholarship  Student Scholarships

History:
Each year, the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) has announced that it will present two one-year scholarships. PenSPRA, founded in 1967, is one of the largest state chapters of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and is the recipient of more than eight Blue Ribbon Awards. PenSPRA is divided into two regions, East and West, and has more than 150 active members across the state. PenSPRA is governed by an Executive Board. The organization has several purposes: to support student achievement through responsible school and community relations, to foster the continual development of its members and to strengthen the leadership role of the school public communications professional.

Description:
The award consists of two one-year scholarships worth $1,000 each. Scholarships will be awarded to one public school student from each of PenSPRA’s two regions. 

Criteria:
A scholarship will be awarded to two (2) qualified Pennsylvania public high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a communications field (i.e. journalism, English, public relations, advertising, graphic arts, etc.). The candidates should have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and already been accepted at or applied to a two- or four-year college, vocational-technical school or other institution of higher learning. 

Procedure:
Completed applications for the scholarship must be submitted by Friday, March 13, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The recipients will be announced in April 2020.

Manner of Selection:

  1. Each application must be accompanied by: a transcript that includes the student's GPA, two recommendations from teachers, administrators, coaches, sponsors or community members and a 250-500 word essay explaining why he/she has chosen to pursue a career in the communications field  
  2. The awardees will be chosen by a committee consisting of three or four members of PenSPRA whose school districts have no applicants for the scholarships. 
  3. If there are no applicants or qualified candidates in any given year, the Selection Committee shall not award the scholarship that year. 
  4. A check in the amount of the scholarship will be mailed to each recipient’s high school. 
  5. It is the intent of PenSPRA to release the name of the scholarship winner(s) in time for that school district's award assembly. 

Please note that incomplete applications or packets received after the deadline will not be considered. 

Submit your PenSPRA Scholarship Application today!  

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, contact:

Sarah Welch

Coordinator of Public Relations & Communications
Keystone Oaks School District

1000 Kelton Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

welch@kosd.org 

 

THE BEAUTY + WELLNESS SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN

SKINCARE OX, a company whose mission is to simplify the world of skin care, is offering scholarhips of $4000/year to support the health of college women.  Each quarter a $1000 + a care package filled with healthy organic skin care products will be awarded to young women as they pursue their higher education goals. For more information go to www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

 

SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY READING COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP A $200 scholarship is available to high school seniors who plan to attend college and major in education.  A short essay explaining how reading and education helped mold your interest in becoming a teacher.  Applications are available in guidance and deadline is April 15, 2020.

SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA TRI COUNTY CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP  THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF SNAP IS OFFERING A $500 SCHOLARSHIP TO A GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR INTENDING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN FOOD SERVICE, NUTRITION, OR RELATED FIELD.  MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE. DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2020.

 

2020 Road to Safety Scholarship Contest for High School Seniors

Now accepting 2020 entries!
Download a 2020 Entry Form.  arrivealivepa.com

Each day, over 200 people are injured and 4 people are killed in traffic accidents in Pennsylvania. At Metzger Wickersham law firm, we have represented thousands of people injured in auto accidentsand we know how a serious or fatal car crash can devastate a victim’s family, friends and the surrounding community.

Many motor vehicle crashes are caused by risky behaviors like driving under the influence of alcohol or texting while driving. These types of accidents are especially heartbreaking, because they are fully preventable.

Metzger Wickersham’s scholarship program encourages students to take a stand against dangerous driving. The Road to Safety Scholarship Contest provides high school seniors with the opportunity to submit a creative project about the dangers of drunk driving or distracted driving for the chance to win college scholarship money. The ultimate goal of the contest is to help spread the message to drive with safety in mind all the time!

First place winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship, second place winners will receive $750 and third place winners will receive $500.

 

PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS - THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIPS CAN BE FOUND AT http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/

  1. Essay Contest - open to 9th - 12th grade enrolled in a PA school.  Essay between 500 - 1000 words on a topic chosen by the committee.  1st - $3500   2nd - $3000   3rd - $2500 awards.
  2. Oratorical Contest - Open to 9th - 12th grade enrolled in PA school.    1st - $7500   2nd - $5000   3rd - $4000   2 parts: 
    • memorized oration
    • extemporary oration on an assigned topic
  3. Sebatianelli Drum Corps Scholarship - Open to seniors [child or grandchild of PA Legionnaire living or deceased]  Member of HS band and planning on majoring in music.  Winner receives $500  May 1, 2020 deadline.
  4. Joseph P Gavenosis Scholarship - Open to senior [child or grandchild of PA Legionnaire] Planning to attend 4-year PA college or university  May 1, 2020 deadline.
  5. Robert W Valimont Endowment - Open to senors [child or grandchild of PA Legionnaire] Planning on 2-year career-oriented education or training in a less-than-4-year program in PA school.  May 1, 2020 deadline.
  6. Robert Trace Essay Contest - Open to students 15-18 years of age [child or grandchild of PA Legionnaire living or deceased or child of PA soldier killed as a result of war on terrorism]  300 - 500 word essay on the topic "Patriotism and Citizenship - What America means to me"  Winner receives $500  May 1, 2020 deadline.

USW District 10 - Hugh Carcella Scholarship Program.

The United Steelworkers Hugh Carcella Scholarship Program offers scholarships each year with a total value of $4,000 [$1,000 per year for 4 years].  Scholarships will be awarded in June 2018. 

  • Eligibility - Applicant must be a member or the son or daughter or leagal ward of a member of United Steelworkers, District 10
  • Method of Selection - Committee will review the applicant's grades, results of college entrance examinations, other info supplied by the high school and conduct interviews as they determine the award winners. 
  • How to Apply - Applications may be obtained, upon request, from participating local unions.  Applications must be completed and mailed no later than March 15, 2018 and mailed to:
    • Scholarship Fund Committee, United Steelworkers
    • 10 Canal Street  Suite 310
    • Bristol, PA  19007

 

Looking for scholarships at your College of Choice?  Try going to the College Main Page and look under the Admissions tab for Financial Aid.  There is usually information about scholarships presented by the school based on merit and/or need.  Some are over $20,000 per year!  It is definitely worth a look.
EXAMPLES:
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
http://www.lvc.edu/admission/tuition-financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/
KINGS COLLEGE
http://www.kings.edu/admissions/financial_aid/scholarships_and_fa_programs/scholarships
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
http://www1.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/tuition/aidtypes
MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY
http://esd.mansfield.edu/scholarships/upload/15-16-MU-Scholarships-4-28-15.pdf
MESSIAH COLLEGE
http://www.messiah.edu/info/21388/merit-based_assistance
http://www.messiah.edu/info/21389/need-based_assistance
SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY
http://www.sru.edu/admissions/financial-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships/first-year-scholarships
TEMPLE
http://sfs.temple.edu/financial-aid-types/scholarships/new-incoming-students
PITT
https://oafa.pitt.edu/financialaid/academic-scholarships/

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Pyper Barnes is the founder of Weird Scholarships. She currently a Junior Finance major at the University of Alabama and created Weird Scholarships to share her catalog of scholarships with other students. Pyper named her website Weird Scholarships because she found that most of the scholarships in the catalogue were a little weird. She hopes that you find these guide useful and they help you earn some scholarship funds.  Click on the link to explore many odd opportunities to fund your college education!  https://weirdscholarships.net/